Issue Number 170

August 2013

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Making Chessboards

Notes on Woodturning Pt.14 - Hollowing End Grain

Cutting Segments on a Table Saw

Beginner Project #9 - Combination Salt Shaker & Pepper Grinder


Table of Contents


Paul Gregson - Facing New Challenges
After 25 years in Thornleigh's shopping centre in Sydney's northern suburbs, Paul Gregson's business is now based in the grounds of historic Studley Park House in Camden.

Riyan Nurhadi's River Red Gum television cabinet, Nic Robert's skateboard pyrography and Erich Aldinger's Gidgee dalek.

Woodworking with Geoff Hannah & Laurens Otto
Two of Australiaís most highly respected woodworkers, Geoff and Laurens, conducted their second annual week-long class in April.

Tormek SVH-320 Planer & Jointer Blade Jig

by Stan Ceglinski
Stan finds that the SVH-320 is for the professional as well as the hobbyist.

Record Power Returns to Australia and New Zealand
After a decade absent from the local scene, iconic UK brand Record Power returns with a new name and new ownership.

Club Drumbeat
Formed 20 years ago, the Sydney Woodcarving Group meets regularly in four different locations - three in Sydney and one in Wollongong.

Woodturning Lathe Survey 2013
We list over 50 lathes and their specifications. John Ewart discusses the features to be considered when selecting a lathe.

T&WW Shows Sydney & Canberra
The Timber & Working with Wood Show season for 2013 continues with the Sydney (July) and Canberra (end August) Shows. There are new demonstration programs by many exhibitors and Come, Try, Learn & Buy is the theme.

Learning to Carve Thai Style
by Barry Scott
Making the most of a holiday in Thailand, Barry booked a three-day residential course with internationally known traditional Thai woodcarver, Nopphadol Kamlae.

MortisePal Loose Tenon Jig & Templates

by Geoff Birtles
This vice-held jig converts a conventional handheld router into a mortising machine for the placement of loose or floating tenons.


Making Chessboards
by Alan Benton
In a quest for a good-looking chessboard, Alan tries three different methods and gives his verdict on their pros and cons.

Planer & Thicknesser Secrets
by Hendrik Varju
Author of 10 DVD-based workshop courses, Hendrik covers some of the main points from his original course that entails the use of the planer and thicknesser to produce dressed stock for accurate easy-to-build quality furniture, boxes and the like.

Notes on Woodturning Pt.14 - Hollowing End Grain
by John Ewart
John considers the challenges involved in hollowing end grain, eg. shaping the inside of a goblet, and the various tools and techniques which may be employed.

Cutting Segments on a Table Saw
by Alan McNaught
With a table saw, Incra Mitre Gauge and home-made jig, Alan now cuts accurate segments for his segmented turning blanks, instead of the trial and error method he previously used on the bandsaw.

Beginner Project #9 - Combination Salt Shaker & Pepper Grinder
by Ken Wraight
When making a practical turned item for the home, itís often the availability of the metal hardware that dictates the outcome of project. Ken discovers a salt & pepper mechanism that requires blanks no longer than 100mm, making it suitable for smaller lathes.

Woodcarving by Numbers Pt.1 - Six Basic Techniques
by Mike Davies
Mike discusses the basic techniques for making a successful cut and describes a few practice exercises which will help you get a feel for the use of carving tools.

Getting the Best Out of Your Tablesaw
The 26th in our Beginner's Series, we look at how to set up and regularly check your table saw to ensure that it cuts as accurately as its design and construction will allow.

Other Features

New Products

Book Reviews
Best Workshops
by the editors of Fine Woodworking
Learn to Burn
by Simon Easton
Relief Carving Workshop
by Lora S Irish
Bookcases, Cabinets & Built-Ins
by contributors and editors of Fine Woodworking and Fine Homebuilding